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in the city of fairfax. but the event quickly faced a detour. >> northern virginia could well determine who the next president is. and i hope you make that decision to get me elected. >> reporter: romney said he would start the rally with a moment of silence for chris stevens and three others killed in libya. but did not, after being heckled. >> it is a tragedy to lose such a wonderful. [ overlapping speakers ] -- >> wonderful people that have been so wonderful and appreciate their service for the country. >> reporter: a man in the crowd yelled at the governor, accusing him of politicizing the libyan killings and demanding that romney apologize. the man was shouted down by the crowd and quickly removed. >> i would offer a moment of silence but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent so we'll keep going. >> reporter: from there romney turned to the economy which he said is not turning around fast enough and the current president needs to be turned out of office. >> how in the world he can go before a democrat convention and speak to the nation and offer nothing more but the same is beyond me
, virginia, has about 4,500 customers in the dark. bge reports nearly 3,000 outages. the majority of those are in anne arundel county. those storms brought down trees and power lines in bethesda. wires fell about 1:30 this afternoon. the neighbors there say they saw the wires on fire after a tree fell. a car was damaged there but nobody was injured. >>> a whole lot of rain fell quickly causing flooding in frederick. roads turned into rivers during the height of the storm. some kids got stuck walking in water up to their knees. some parts of frederick saw between two and four inches of rain. on days like these, people live in the bloomingdale neighborhood in d.c. aren't taking any chances. they're doing anything they can to prevent flooding. a problem they've had to deal with several times already this year. jackie benson has more on how residents are trying to keep things dry and when a real solution to the problem might be ready to go. >> reporter: there is a lot of anxiety here. people are still dealing with insurance claims from multiple floods. their d.c. councilmembers say they've wai
states. the president kicks off a two- day florida bus tour and romney will rev up support in virginia. jennifer davis, fox news. >>> ann romney was in northern virginia courting voters, and spoke to 800. most in the attendance were women. the poll numbers show her husband trails president obama among women and she was trying to change minds. >> what this economy did to women, it's hit them harder than men. more women are unemployed now than men. >> and virginia will be a key battleground state. president obama won in '08 refer error. >>> and the white house announced plans to mark the 9/11 11th anniversary next tuesday. a memorial at the pentagon and later visit with wounded service members of walter reed and janetna polytowno will be at the world memorial. >>> and they plan to mark the anniversary with prayers. there are no plans for a larger event. in the past, they hosted services and on tuesday, the cathedral will begin with a morning service and followed a by noon service and coral service at 5:30. >>> coming up next, a love triangle that led to a plane making emergency landing.
in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. >>> swing states are racking up a abig price tag thista presidential election. president obama and mitt romney have spent $575 million for campaign ads in 12 battleground states. more than half of the money has been spent in florida and ohio,h and virginia. to date, the romney campaign has launched 5-point -- all eyes are fixed on the economy as we inchi closer to the november 6 election. new censu
county, virginia, very close to the winchester area, and this storm coming through front royal right now, a lot of lightning, and one more storm up here just to the north. this storm we're going to watch very closely. northern fauquier county right now. it's about to enter loudoun county. i wouldn't be surprised if there's a severe thunderstorm warning put in with that county, too. it goes until 6:30 this evening. we continue to watch for these storms. more showers and a few thunderstorms up into portions of the panhandle of west virginia and also through frederick county, maryland. watch what happens when we widen out. this is part of a bigger storm system that is spinning here and will continue to spin through the region. so i think just about everybody is going to see a pretty good chance for some strong to potentially severe storms. i'll continue to give you the latest on these. we have a brand-new warning, you can hear it right now, and i'm assuming -- nope, this guy down here in page county, and warren county. this includes the woodstock area. brand-new severe thunderstorm warning.
to be the most maryland and virginia-centric night. in addition to the first lady, tonight you have heard brief words from maryland governor martin o'malley. he'll be back later with extended remarks and we have heard from the house senate, house minority leader steny hoyer and later on in an hour, we'll hear from former virginia governor ed you can rant -- current u.s. senate candidate tim kaine. debbie wattserman schultz gaveled -- debbie wasserman schultz gaveled in the convention about 5:00 tonight. the president himself, meanwhile, is appearing in norfolk, virginia. he hammered his officerral mitt romney's economic plans and continued to drum up support in anticipation tonight from michelle obama's speech. with the delegates in the country first heard from the first lady, four years ago it was under much different circumstances than her appearance tonight will be. the deputy obama campaign manager stephanie cutter told us today that the campaign views mrs. obama as one of the biggest assets into the election. >> four years ago, you know, she was basically unknown across this untry. she isn
in virginia to 50 in maryland, south of there, that's where the rain is. in southern maryland, around culpepper, fredericksburg. even around the district we're seeing rain coming through parts of downtown, southeast around rfk, along 495, and back to the west. heavier rain around culpepper. back to the west, even more rain here. this is whe the front is. i'll show you what it will bring for your weekend. stay tuned for the forecast coming up in a minute. >>> now to the race for the white house. analysts say early voting could play a crucial role in the election. and president obama is the likely benefactor of that. the latest nbc news poll shows him well ahead in the key swing states and every ballot cast early for mr. obama is one less voter that mitt romney can win over. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with the latest on this. steve? >> reporter: wendy, thanks. early voting, the official election day is november 6th, but that's actually really the last day you can vote. >> today is election day. >> reporter: in iowa today, michelle obama kicked off what she hopes becomes a stamp
airport. officers brought the west virginia man tried to bring the gun on a plane early this morning. the gun, magazine, and ammunitions were in the man's carry on bag. stopped at a security check point. the man sited on state weapons charges. >>> the edge on virginia where a controversial decision to enforce tough new clinic rules is upheld. the state board of held voted to pass regulations. the new rules require new and existing abortion clinics to expand the width, provide uncovered entrances and parking. opponents are medically unnecessary. as it stands, no abortion clinics meet the requirements. >>> virginia senate candidate, tim kaine, is chris crossing the commonwealth looking for votes. stopped by fox 5 morning news this morning and gave his assessment as it stands now. >> a very close race. we have 53 days and it's been 19 months, full-time campaign. so you know, it's a long swog, but it goes by quick. the next 53 will go by faster. >> george allen have been spending a lot of time campaigning in virginia. while the candidates may agree, northern virginia will be pivotal to
of four found dead in their herndon, virginia, home will begin in just over an hour. late this afternoon police identified the family. they believe 52-year-old albert peterson shot and killed his wife, kathy, and their two sons, matthew and christopher. they were all discovered at the home on point rider lane yesterday. the family was found after the parents didn't show up to work for two days. the tragedy has made it difficult for a lot of local families. jackie bensen will have a report with more on how parents can deal with that coming up in our next half hour. >>> a maryland family could be homeless tonight after this car came crashing through the side of their house. this is on olney mill road. the car plowed through the garage, landing in the dining room. the driver was 70 years old and was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be fine. police say he didn't live at the home but the husband and wife who did live there were there at the time but they were not injured. building inspectors are examining the house to see if it is safe enough to be inhabited. >>> in just about two mo
be. >> reporter: virginia congressman rob wittman is on the house armed services committee. nationwide 2.1 million jobs are at risk. virginia alone relies on 113,000 jobs, $8 billion in sales and $150 million in state revenue. >> we need that information so that folks out there and federal government employees and our contractors know what to expect and how this will affect their lives. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans for not letting them raise taxes and bring in more revenue while republicans had blamed democrats for not cutting enough entitlements. jim moran says he does not think congress would risk losing defense jobs. >> no employer should be issuing any so-called war notices. i don't expect anyone to have to be laid off as a result of this impending sequester. i think we're going to kick the can down the road and deal with it in the spring. >> reporter: but if congress does not act, in less than four months defense cuts will go into effect putting a very easy to understand result on the not so easy to say hammer of sequestration. remember, all this was mad
news4's northern virginia bureau chief julie carey is live with the latest update. >> reporter: you can see behind me the scene is about two miles down the road and a little ways off the highway. that is where a man shot and killed his mother, shot his sister before turning the rifle on himself, and taking his own life. the spotsylvania county sheriff's department is trying to figure out why it happened. on the rural road that leads to the chancellorsville battlefield, the aftermath of a family tragedy. the spotsylvania county sheriff's department got a 911 call around1:30 p.m. >> i heard them. i heard three shots. she heard three. another neighbor thought there were four. >> reporter: the sheriff's department arrived at the two-story blue/gray house and found two people dead outside, another still alive after suffering two gunshot wounds. >> so far it is a domestic situation. the deceased that we have right now is a son and a mother. right now it appears that for some unknown reason, the son fired upon his mother. >> reporter: the 43-year-old man had also shot his 51-year-old siste
, a close race. and being watched all around the nation. doreen? >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> virginia is certainly playing a big role in the presidential race. but today both candidates campaigned in another battleground state. the president and mitt romney focused on florida and its large number of hispanic and senior voters. team coverage of decision 2012 continues now with steve handelsman on capitol hill. >> reporter: immigration is a huge issue down there. medicare is a big issue. social security is a big issue. a lot's on the line every time these two candidates go, and they go a lot to the sunshine state. florida is the biggest of the battleground states that will decide this election. with the highest percentage of hispanics, 21%, and the biggest segment on medicare, 18%. obama florida volunteers see sunshine in the latest polls. the president leads mitt romney by 2%, as he came to miami today. mr. obama admitted he failed to deliver immigration reform. >> i have never waivered in my support of comprehensive immigration reform. we did put forward a dream act and was blocked, a
? was it distraction? or was it something else? virginia state police, they're investigating. live in fauquier county, pat collins, news4. >>> investigators are trying to figure out what led to a crash between a school bus and an s r. four children went to a hospital. they were all in elementary school. they had minor injuries. it happened this morning. paramedics also took two people from the suv to the hospital. everyone expected to be okay now. it happened at maryland avenue and great falls road. it shut down traffic in that area for part of the morning commute. >>> politics now. president obama will go to the united nations tomorrow. he'll focus on the wave of anti-american violence that he has called a bump in the road. mitt romney today argued that the violence is more than a bump, it's a crisis and said he would have managed it better. steve handelsman is on capitol hill now with more on this. >> reporter: good evening. running for re-election, president obama is trying to reduce the public perception of a middle east crisis. and a u.s.-israeli controversy. president obama headed to new york w
on entitlement. >> reporter: in 12 swing states like virginia, the gallup poll now shows romney and ryan trailing by 2%. the nbc news poll finds president obama leading romney by 5% nationally. in part, say pollsters, because of the impression voters are getting of romney. >> it is all of the sense that i don't know him, i can't understand him, and i don't relate to him. >> reporter: romney admits he's got work to do. some senior republicans still believe, they say, their nominee can pull this out. they say three important presidential debates lie ahead. there's no reason yet, said one, for premature panic. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> looking at one of the local races, tim kaine ahead of george allen for the first time in the virginia u.s. senate race. according to a new poll, kaine has an eight-point lead 51% to 43%. earlier polls had the two in a virtual tie. kaine's strongest polls are in virginia. the two governors are hoping to take the seat of retiring senator jim webb. you can watch tim kaine and george allen in the debate tomorrow live at noon right here on nbc 4. nbc "meet the press
in virginia, president obama fired back at romney, who had vowed he would change washington from the inside. >> the change takes more than one term, or even one president. and it certainly takes more than one party. it can't happen if you write off half the nation before you even take office. >> reporter: that's an obama reminder that romney was caught on tape criticizing 47% of americans who pay no federal income tax, but he said feel entitled to benefits. the president made his view clear via satellite to an aarp meeting in new orleans. >> i want to emphasize, medicare and social security are not handouts. you've paid into these programs your whole lives. >> reporter: romney running mate paul ryan got heckled at aarp, when he pushed changes in center health care. >> the first step to a stronger medicare is to repeal obama care. because it represents the worst of both worlds. >> reporter: the new nbc poll puts ryan and romney behind. vice president biden and the president ahead in three swing states. but now there's the tax factor. the revelation that mitt romney paid more than he had to.
: this casino's in west virginia. but itit makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >>> we continue tonight on the solemn anniversary of september 11th. today the nation pauses to reflect othe day the nation was attacked by terrorists. 11 years after the attacks authorities say al-qaida remains a threat to national security. lawmakers are vowing to take steps to prevent another terrorist attack. jennifer davis has details from capitol hill. >> reporter: congress pauses on this 9/11 anniversary. to look back and honor the thousands killed by terrorists 11 years ago. in a house subcommittee meeting, lawmakers are also looking ahead, holding a hearing to assess the u.s.'s ability to pre
.69 in virginia. as josh casio tells us, drivers hope the price increase is just temporary. >> seems like it keeps climbing, always going up. >> reporter: aaa said drivers this labor day are going to face the most expensive prices ever seen this time of year. you can thank hurricane isaac for some of that as it forced some gulf coast refineries to shut down. nationally gas prices are above 3.80. nearly 20 cents more than this time last year. >> putting gas in every other day. >> reporter: officials expect prices to drop. many drivers say the sooner the better. >> very frustrating, because the mar ran know gets 20 miles per gallon. >> think you try to watch what you do. you -- >> reporter: as because as it is, be glad not living in awaii. it may be paradise. a gallon of unleaded will run 4.34. >> why are the companies making all these mrs. of dollars? >> experts say gas prices should start falling. slashing prices to bring shoppers in. >>> straight ahead on the news edge if you weren't tanning or on the beach, the shopping in the labor day weekend. > the red skins back to the practice field. we'l
.  anncr: this casino's in n west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. . >>> making them healthier and improving their grades. first, this plan needs a thumb's up from the kids themselves. the school lunch program is getting an overhaul. beth parker shows us how. >> we no longer -- . >> reporter: with a crunch comes the biggest change in school nutrition in years. >> what do you think? >> it's good. >> reporter: good enough on to make it past the tiny taste testers at yorkshire elementary school in prince william county. they were joined by a big -- the deputy undersecretary of agriculture for food, nutrition, and consumer services. >> every food fits in a die
'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> the former university of virginia lacrosse player serving 23 years in jail for the murder of his ex-girlfriend is appealing the conviction. george hughley of chevy chase was convicted last month. love was from suburban baltimore and was also a lacrosse player. attorneys for hughley didn't reveal the basis of their appeal this time, but last month the judge rejected several defense claims when hughley was asking for a new trial. >>> a transgendered woman was robbed and sexually assaulted in d.c. now police are looking for her attacker. he struck about 4:45 sunday morning while the victim was walking along 51st street northeast. police say the man hit the victim and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint and stole her purse. >>> the d.c. police union is criticizing a move that would replace 80 uniformed officers with civilians in the department's crime scene branch. chief katherine lanier says the move is a reaction to changing technology and the need for more officers on the street. tom sherwood here now with more on what the chief says the way of the future. >
in some spots and that two-inch sized hail from roadsville in orange county, virginia. they had large hail as well and this is an estimate of what fell, chording to doctor. two areas of spotlight down here as you look through culpepper county and into spotsylvania county. two 1/2 to three inches of rain. you know where it was worse? to the beaches and through lower southern maryland, the salisburyiary. we had six, seven-inch rain totals, averages and that was excessive. when you add it in, what they had last night, this is a 12- hour estimate, they pushing eight inches in many of the reasons. -- regions. looks like things settled down overnight, isolated storm at 7:00 to the west and 81 degrees and one benefit, at least it was cooler and we'll have some clouds overnight, a patch or two of fog. i have great news coming, brian. we have a humidity best or the weather maps and i will let you know when to expect it in a few minutes. >>> to charlotte where president obama is to take the stage at the democratic national convention. his address comes after a long list of political star power ralli
virginia and maryland every day. more traffic means more accidents. >> there is no easy fix. given the topography and layout they aren't building new roads to accommodate the traffic. >> reporter: according to d.c. police, serious accidents resulting in deaths have gone down. >> as of today, we had 11 traffic fatalities this year which is a decrease of almost 60% over the same time period last year. >> reporter: thomas marlow says he has been lucky. no recent accidents. his advice. >> be defensive and drive. >> reporter: matt auckland, fox 5 news. >>> to illinois, thousands of chicago residents woke up with no power because of a train wreck. the train derailed this morning. reports say part of the train tom build into a -- tumbled into a nearby backyard that hit a pole causing outages. >>> a nevada teenager is safe and unharmed after a statewide amber alert. police rescued melissa durham 21 hours after she was reported missing. investigators tracked her to a apartment complex where she was bound and blind folded. she was abducted after answering the door at her family home. two men
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